The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 12, 2024

Picnic, Tri-Valley Area, Northern California

Picnic, Tri-Valley Area, Northern California

c. 1970
(American, b. 1938)
Image: 15.9 x 21.6 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.1 x 25.2 cm (7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Watching television was the most popular American leisure pastime in the 1970s.


Bill Owens began photographing while taking a visual anthropology course in college. He continued his systematic observation of human behavior and social structures as a staff photographer for a local newspaper and in personal photographic projects shot on the weekends. Leisure was the fourth such project, begun in the 1970s but not published in book form until 2004.
  • ?-2019
    George Stepahnopoulos [1961-], New York, NY
    December 2, 2019
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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